Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Are YOU my mother?

Dear Creative Writers,

Do you recognize the above book?

While a mother bird flies off in search of food for her soon-to-hatch chick, her baby hatches and leaves the nest early. The baby bird roams around looking for his mother, asking different animals, "Are you my mother."

Here is a video recording of this classic story.

Come to find out, there is some truth to this little birdy's quest. Within moments of hatching, the baby bird needs to bond with its mother. And if the mother isn't around, the baby bird may bond with another creature, bird or not. Take a look at this baby turkey's situation.

What a warm and touching video!

Here is your Creative Writing Challenge:

Can you write the rest of this story? We already have the beginning (a baby turkey identifies a human as his mother). But we need a middle and an end. (All stories must have all THREE, you know.)

Also, all stories must have a conflict that the main character must solve. What is the conflict in this story? And who is your main character? The baby turkey? What if the baby turkey's real mother suddenly shows up? What happens then?

The story is YOURS, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

With Imagination,

Professor Watermelon

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